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AllLinuxDevices: The Agenda VR3 Linux PDA: Linux Support Out of the Box, A Shell In Your Hand

Aug 09, 2000, 18:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"Among the products popping into the spotlight at next week's LinuxWorld Expo in San Jose will be the Agenda VR3, a Linux handheld slated to be released in October at a projected price of $150 for the most basic model. The Agenda will run the Linux VR OS. The Agenda Computing homepage is still under construction, but it will host information about the device itself and developer's tools when it goes live on August 14th, just in time for the product's unveiling at LinuxWorld."

"...End users running Linux will likely also appreciate the fact that the device will arrive to market Linux-ready: Agenda Computing plans to ship both Linux and Windows versions of the Quicksync software used to transfer data between the VR3 and a desktop machine, making it one of the first handheld devices to provide Linux connectivity out of the box."

"Despite its native Linux support, though, the Agenda will also support Windows users by offering the ability to sync data with Microsoft Outlook, making it an interesting "bridge" device for users of both operating systems."

"The device itself has some promising specifications. It tends to cleave more toward the Palm's basic approach to hardware, eschewing the full-color, multi-media-on-a-palmtop approach of devices like the Yopy or iPAQ."

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